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Slides from a panel presentation, "Bridging the Gaps: Finding Creative Solutions to Unmet Needs in a Growing Library Publishing Program," presented at the 2019 Library Publishing Forum on May 10, 2019 in Vancouver, British Columbia.


Friday, May 10, 2:30-3:30 pm

Room: Barrick Gold Lecture Room (1520)

Bridging the Gaps: Finding Creative Solutions to Unmet Needs in a Growing Library Publishing Program

Julia Lovett, Associate Professor, Digital Initiatives Librarian, University of Rhode Island; Andrée Rathemacher, Professor, Head of Acquisitions, University of Rhode Island

Description: With six peer-reviewed open access journals under our belt, our library publishing program at the University of Rhode Island is modest but growing. As the library has expanded and streamlined library publishing services in the past few years, we have conducted a series of interviews with editors to identify successes, challenges, and unmet needs that editors have encountered in the publishing process. The program relies on a combination of in-house and outsourced library services (including our Bepress platform), editorial board contributions, and occasionally additional funding by the University. URI journal editors have found creative solutions to unmet needs, such as hiring student workers, obtaining small internal grants, and hiring freelance designers online. Our findings will be of interest especially to libraries with nascent publishing programs and limited resources to devote to publishing activities.


Video of presentation available online at

Additional files include a version of the slides with speakers' notes; the conference program; detail from the conference program on this session; video of the presentation in two formats; presentation proposal acceptance; and an image of a tweet about the session.

Vancouver #LPForum19 Presentation Slides.pdf (1334 kB)
Slides with speakers' notes

2019 Library Publishing Forum Program.pdf (301 kB)
2019 Library Publishing Forum program

Program session detail - Panel_ Innovation in Meeting Needs.pdf (251 kB)
Detail from conference program on this panel session

LPForum19_video.mp4 (127731 kB)
Video of presentation in mp4 format (125766 kB)
Video of presentation in mov format

2019-01-10 - Library Publishing Forum proposal accepted.pdf (163 kB)
Email - proposal acceptance

#LPForum19 session tweet.png (89 kB)
Tweet mentioning discussion after panel